Plan for Action:  Strategic Planning for the Small/New Nonprofit

Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 pm               $10/pp

presented by Tom Butero

One of the primary responsibilities of nonprofit boards of directors is to plan for the nonprofit’s future.  Tom Butero will give you essential tools to help your nonprofit become a planning organization–one that looks ahead strategically and develops an action plan to take it to the next level.

Presented at the Legal Center for Nonprofits, 412 County Street (inside Inter-Church Council house), New Bedford, MA

Call (508) 264-5996 or email

Starting a Nonprofit?

Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 pm     FREE!

Presented by Linnea R Michel, Esq.

Learn the steps to starting a nonprofit organization, including how to apply for tax-exempt status.

Board Meeting Basics

Thursday, November 9 at 6:00 pm              $10/pp      

Presented by Linnea R Michel, Esq.

Learn how to get your new nonprofit board of directors off on the right foot! Agendas, tips for effective meetings, minutes, and more will be covered.

All above programs are presented at the Legal Center for Nonprofits, 412 County St., New Bedford, MA (inside the Inter-Church Council house).

Independent Contractor Law: What You Need to Know

Saturday, November 18                          FREE!

Presented in collaboration with UMass Dartmouth School of Law Community Development Clinic, at the Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Rd., Dartmouth MA


Customized Programs

Strategic Planning & Board Training

Does your small or new nonprofit need assistance with strategic planning?  Does your board of directors need a refresher on tax-exempt/nonprofit topics like fiduciary duties, the role & responsibilities of boards, best practices for board meetings, or another topic of particular interest to your nonprofit organization?

Contact us for more information about these affordable customized assistance  delivered at your location.

Program Notes

Space is limited; preregistration is encouraged.  Call (508) 264-5996 or email to preregister or for more information.

Programs are presented at our office inside the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford house, 412 County Street, New Bedford MA, unless another location is specified in the program description.  Off-street parking is available in rear of building.

Our program site has stairs. If this is a problem, please advise us at least 5 days in advance of program date; we may be able to change program rooms.

Program Fees

The fee for most programs is $10 per person unless otherwise indicated in the program description.  Payment in cash, check or money order only can be accepted at this time.   Program fees are not refundable.  Space is limited, and preregistration is recommended.  Payment at the door is acceptable, but note that pre-registered attendees have priority.